01/06/2017 - 10:13

Decmil JV wins Fortescue contract

01/06/2017 - 10:13

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A joint venture between Decmil Group and Belgian company BESIX Group has won a $21 million contract to build tug facilities in Port Hedland for Fortescue Metals Group.

Fortescue is building a tug pen behind its existing Anderson Point wharves.

A joint venture between Decmil Group and Belgian company BESIX Group has won a $21 million contract to build tug facilities in Port Hedland for Fortescue Metals Group.

Decmil said the joint venture would provide tug infrastructure and service facilities including fuel, lighting, electrical and water services at Anderson Point.

Work under the contract is expected to begin this month and be completed by early next year.

Last year, Fortescue committed $US200 million to developing infrastructure and buying nine tugs for operation in Port Hedland, after winning a 15-year towage licence at the bulk export port.

The new infrastructure will be built behind Fortescue’s Anderson Point berths one to three.

Decmil shares were 0.5 per cent higher to 90.5 cents each in early trade.

 

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